Director: Mark Waters
Writers (WGA): Peter Tolan (screenplay) and Leslie Dixon (screenplay) ...
Release Date: 16 September 2005 (USA)
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
Tagline: It's a wonderful afterlife.
Plot: A lonely landscape architect (Ruffalo) falls for the spirit of beautiful woman (Witherspoon) who used to live in his new apartment.
(Cast overview, first billed only)
Reese Witherspoon ... Dr. Elizabeth Masterson
Mark Ruffalo ... David Abbott
Donal Logue ... Jack Houriskey
Dina Spybey ... Abby Brody (as Dina Waters)
Ben Shenkman ... Dr. Brett Rushton
Jon Heder ... Darryl
Ivana Milicevic ... Katrina
Caroline Aaron ... Grace
Rosalind Chao ... Fran
Ron Canada ... Dr. Walsh
Willie Garson ... Maitre D'
Gabrielle Made ... Nurse Maria
William Caploe ... Nurse Bill
Shulie Cowen ... Nurse Jenny
Billy Beck ... Mr. Clarke
I rated this movie a nine because I feel that it has really accomplished what movies like this should accomplish. It IS a chic flick, and it is not going to be nominated for any academy awards, but it is has a very solid story with a great cast and great chemistry. Unbelievable as it may be, the story is one that should be told, and was told well.
This is a movie that everyone can enjoy from beginning to end. It is entertaining, genuine, and original, bringing a fresh and worthwhile love story to life in a way that many others have tried and failed.
I would compare this movie more to films like 50 First Dates and A Walk to Remember than I would others such as Maid in Manhattan or Wedding Date...